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Integrating BotDistrikt's chatbot with the Telegram messaging channel offers numerous benefits for startups and enterprises seeking to expand their reach and provide efficient customer support and engagement. Here are some of the key benefits:
  1. 1.
    700 Million Monthly Active User Base: Telegram boasts a sizable and diverse user base, making it an attractive platform for businesses to connect with a wide audience.
  2. 2.
    Automated Customer Support: Chatbots on Telegram can efficiently handle routine customer support inquiries, such as frequently asked questions, order status checks, and basic troubleshooting. This automation frees up human agents to focus on more complex issues.
  3. 3.
    Efficiency and Scalability: Chatbots are capable of handling a large volume of conversations simultaneously. As user demand grows, chatbots can efficiently scale to accommodate increased interaction, reducing the need for additional support staff.
  4. 4.
    Rich Media Sharing: Telegram supports various media types, including images, videos, files, and links. Chatbots can leverage these capabilities to share multimedia content, product images, instructions, and more with users.
  5. 5.
    Secure and Encrypted: Telegram is known for its security features, including end-to-end encryption for messages.
  6. 6.
    Feedback and Surveys: Gather user feedback and conduct surveys on Telegram, helping businesses collect valuable insights and improve their products or services based on user responses.
  7. 7.
    Promotional Campaigns: Run promotional campaigns, send updates, and offer discounts or special offers to users, fostering customer loyalty and engagement.
  8. 8.
    Integration with External Systems: Integrate with other business systems and databases, enabling them to access and provide real-time information, such as inventory levels, order statuses, and more.
Telegram Bot Integration

Prerequisites

In order to integrate Telegram with your Bot, you will need the following:
When a user sends a message to your Telegram bot, your BotDistrikt bot will reply to them.

Create a Telegram Bot

First, you have to chat with the BotFather in Telegram. Search for "BotFather" and click on Start
Click on Start with BotFather
Select /newbot to start creating your bot.
BotFather Process
Next, choose a display name and username for your bot. You may edit the display name later on but the username is fixed.
The username is fixed and cannot be changed. Please choose a username carefully.
Gain Token Access
The BotFather will then issue an Authorization Token, also called API Token, or just Token. This token is like a password you will use to integrate your BotDistrikt bot. Keep it safe.

Customise Bot Profile

To customize your Telegram bot's profile, you will need to chat with the BotFather again.
Type or select /mybots.
Choose your Bot from mybots
Next, you will be shown a list of your bots. Select the bot that you want to edit.
Edit your Bot
Select your bot and a menu of what you can do to the bot will appear.
Bot Menu
Select Edit Bot
Edit Bot
Here is the list of fields you can edit for your Telegram bot:
Field
Where a Telegram User sees it
Name
On the main Telegram inbox page,
In the chat thread
Botpic
On the main Telegram inbox page,
In the chat thread
Description
When a user clicks on your bot for the first time
About
When the user clicks on "More Info" in the chat thread
Commands
In the Menu of your bot, or when a user types "/"
Bot Profile: Name, Description, and Botpic
Bot Profile: About
Bot Profile: Commands

Setup

From your bot account, go to Integrations
Select Telegram
Select Telegram Channel
  • Paste your bot's Authorization Token from the BotFather
  • Click on Link to Telegram
Enter Authorization Token
You will receive a notification from BotDistrikt stating that a new group of Rules called TELEGRAM will be added to your bot. Click OK
And you are done! Your bot is now live as your Telegram Bot
Your Bot is Ready